Fostering bioeconomy in central, East and South-East Europe. The experience of CELEBio project in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria.
The event aims at highlighting the contribution of CELEBio project to strengthening the Bioeconomy landscape in Central and South-East Europe. In particular, updated quantitative biomass data will be presented as well as the structure of bio-based value chains in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria. CELEBio partners will also engage with the public in a workshop session on how to tackle non-technical barriers hindering full-fledged development of bio-based value chains in the region. The event will also be an opportunity for representatives of the Bioeconomy community to interact with qualified interlocutors from the six CELEBio target countries, so to possibly build new connections.
In order to foster the transition to Bieoconomy and set the grounds for future collaborations between leading EU and local actors, the Central Europe LEaders in Bioeconomy (CELEBio) project assessed biomass potentials, mapped Bioeconomy stakeholders and set-up a network of national info points. CELEBio is funded by the EC under GA n.838087 and is implemented by Central European Initiative (IT), Wageningen Research (NL), Imperial College of London (UK), Masarykova Univerzita (CZ), Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (HU), Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (HR), World Wildlife Fund Bulgaria (BG), Business and Innovation Centre Bratislava (SK), Association of Chemical Industry of Slovenia at Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SI).
14:00 P. Canciani (CEI) Welcome and Introduction
14:10 – 14:20 D. Brigitta (BBI-JU) BBI JU: strengthening bio-based industries in CEE
14:20 – 14:30 N. Emerencia (BIC) The bio-based industry contributes to a green recovery in Central and South-Eastern Europe
14:30 – 15:30 CELEBIO COUNTRY SNAPSHOTS: POTENTIALS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE BIOECONOMY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
-Stefanov (WWF BG)
-Kisyov (Green Synergy Cluster) Bioeconomy in Bulgaria
-T.Hodalić (Croatian Chamber of Agriculture) Bioeconomy in Croatia
-Sakellaris (Bioeconomy Initiative) Bioeconomy in the Czech Republic
-Somosné Nagy (Pilze-Nagy Kft) Bioeconomy in Hungary
-Vratny (BIC Bratislava)
-Š. Boháček (Pulp and paper research institute) Bioeconomy in Slovakia
-Dovč (Chemical Industries Association) Bioeconomy in Slovenia
15:30 – 16:00 CELEBIO REGIONAL OVERVIEWS: CENTRAL AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE AS A FLYWHEEL OF EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY?
-Kovacs (BIOEAST Initiative) Bioeconomy as a driver for recovery in CEE
-Elbersen (WUR) Biomass and bio-based industries
-Panoutsou (ICL) Policies and strategic planning
16:00 P. Canciani (CEI) Conclusions